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The plague and other assorted ramblings....

Well, I'm still alive and kicking (or at least twitching).

The stomach virus is definitely on it's way out, but it's been a most tenacious little bug. Unfortunately while I'm still feeling the after-effects of it, I also appear to have tweaked my back a tiny bit (right beneath the shoulder blad too so I can't easily massage it) while moving and someone seems to have passed on some more germs at me (mild cold/flu-ish ones). So I'm pretty much Mr. Plague lately. This is making me grumpy since I'm still going to work.

Anyways, home stuff is coming along ok. I've started moving things around to their final locations etc... I still need to get some of my appliances installed and/or hooked up, but I'm going to be trying to deal with that this evening.

Random question: What is the normal way to deal with a fireplace? I mean, my folks have had one all my life and most of my siblings have them, but no one really seems to be quite as much of a pyro as I am (my mom even asked me if I wanted the fireplace irons because they haven't used them in 15+ years). My fireplace is crying out for use and I'm somewhat apprehensive about how one goes about using one safely (I'd like to keep my house from going fwoosh in flames...).

Oh, and still no luck with cables. My camera has pictures, but I have no practical way to get them onto a computer. Heck, for that matter, I can't even find my dishes yet... or some of my clothes.... or some of my food. I'm not thrilled with not knowing where anything is. Even at it's worst, my house might have been cluttered, but I at least knew where my stuff was.

All things considered though, I'm in a fairly good mood, just a bit cranky due to the plague(s) and aches I've aquired...

Well, back to work.


Heh, real fire in fireplaces is neat.

My brother tried to convince me to convert my fireplace to one of the "gas log" ones, but I'm leaning towards keeping it wood-burning.

There's just something really enjoyable about being able to sit and watch a fire do it's thing.... Then again I am a pyro and one of my earliest childhood memories is of sitting in front of a roaring fireplace and tossing the little green army men into the fire and watching them melt :).
tossing the little green army men into the fire and watching them melt

Oh dear ;) I would like to try toasted marshmallows on an open fire place!